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'Thank you for helping our kids to believe'

'Thank you for helping our kids to believe'

'Thank you for helping our kids to believe'

17 December 2021

Staff and pupils at Mary Hare School will be cheering on the show's first deaf contestant in the final of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.


Newbury's Monks Lane Sports Hub gets the go ahead vote

Newbury's Monks Lane Sports Hub gets the go ahead vote

Newbury's Monks Lane Sports Hub gets the go ahead vote

16 December 2021

Full planning permission has been granted for a new pitch and sports pavilion at Monks Lane in Newbury.


VoxFresh singers express lockdown highs and lows

VoxFresh singers express lockdown highs and lows

VoxFresh singers express lockdown highs and lows

16 December 2021

Ten-year-old Flossy loves singing, so it was a dream come true for her to write and star in a video for a Newbury vocal group.


£240k council down payment for Monks Lane use agreed behind closed doors

£240k council down payment for Monks Lane use agreed behind closed doors

£240k council down payment for Monks Lane use agreed behind closed doors

15 December 2021

Newbury Rugby Club is to get a £240,000 down payment from West Berkshire Council, in addition to £41,000 a year rent


Record breaking donation

Record breaking donation

Record breaking donation

15 December 2021

A West Berkshire school has dressed up and donated to help people in need, beating the record for the biggest single collection.


"When we turn people away they have been really understanding."

"When we turn people away they have been really understanding."

"When we turn people away they have been really understanding."

14 December 2021

New bookings for the pop-up Covid booster vaccine clinic at Hungerford Cricket Club have been suspended.


12 days of Christmas plea from foodbank

12 days of Christmas plea from foodbank

12 days of Christmas plea from foodbank

14 December 2021

West Berks Foodbank has put out a plea for people to donate festive treats for them to add to their food parcels.


"The people of West Berkshire are understandably angry" – sewage petition

"The people of West Berkshire are understandably angry" – sewage petition

"The people of West Berkshire are understandably angry" – sewage petition

13 December 2021

2,000 signature petition demands West Berkshire pressures Thames Water on sewage pouring into the district’s rivers.


Raising a 'Swing & Smile' for Christmas birthday girl

Raising a 'Swing & Smile' for Christmas birthday girl

Raising a 'Swing & Smile' for Christmas birthday girl

08 December 2021

A family home has been transformed into a winter wonderland in a bid to raise a smile for a Christmas birthday – and some money for charity.


'It's the time that every Santa has a ball....'

'It's the time that every Santa has a ball....'

'It's the time that every Santa has a ball....'

04 December 2021

Picture special: The winter sun was shining as dozens of smiling Santas took to the streets for charity.


Pincents Lane housing development likely to get approval

Pincents Lane housing development likely to get approval

Pincents Lane housing development likely to get approval

03 December 2021

Tilehurst's Pincents Lane housing development likely to get approval


National awards for caring mum and daughter

National awards for caring mum and daughter

National awards for caring mum and daughter

02 December 2021

A mother and daughter, who undertook a Christmas campaign to help those in period poverty, are celebrating their organisation’s first birthday.


Volunteers pack parcels for NWN Over 80s Parcel Fund

Volunteers pack parcels for NWN Over 80s Parcel Fund

Volunteers pack parcels for NWN Over 80s Parcel Fund

01 December 2021

Christmas is coming and the NWN Over 80s Parcel Fund packing has happened.


Plans for Compton until 2037 under review

Plans for Compton until 2037 under review

Plans for Compton until 2037 under review

01 December 2021

Compton to vote in a referendum on the future of the village


Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

29 November 2021

Autumn is drawing to a close on a snowy note in West Berkshire.


5,000 phone collection becomes online museum

5,000 phone collection becomes online museum

5,000 phone collection becomes online museum

25 November 2021

A Donnington man's private mobile phone collection is being showcased in a new online museum.


Remembering lost loved ones and saving the planet too

Remembering lost loved ones and saving the planet too

Remembering lost loved ones and saving the planet too

24 November 2021

The ‘extraordinary way that local communities have been brought together’ was highlighted again recently as a fourth Lockdown Wood was planted.


'If you don’t put your wellies on and jump in then nothing is going to change'

'If you don’t put your wellies on and jump in then nothing is going to change'

'If you don’t put your wellies on and jump in then nothing is going to change'

23 November 2021

Female councillors lead the way for better political behaviour


Newbury Real Ale Festival gets licence back – and a ticking off

Newbury Real Ale Festival gets licence back – and a ticking off

Newbury Real Ale Festival gets licence back – and a ticking off

23 November 2021

The Newbury Real Ale Festival will run again – after a battle to get its licence renewed.

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Mumsnot has a story to tell

Mumsnot has a story to tell

Mumsnot has a story to tell

21 November 2021

A website that aims to bring people together has been launched in West Berkshire during the Covid lockdown.


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